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Almost twenty or so Giant Redwoods can be found in a few square miles around Broomfield, north of Chelmsford. There are three of these trees at the Early Years and Childcare Resource Centre, Broomfield Place in Main Road. The first picture was taken on a misty Spring morning and the eerie atmosphere created by the mist enhances the prehistoric feel of these magnificent beasts. The second picture shows the same vista on a late Summer afternoon. The tree in the last picture, although planted a little close to one of the older trees, is a very fine example of a very young Wellingtonia with a classic conical shape.
Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.76092
E0.47148
N51.76043
E0.47317
TL 70660 09805 142ft
(43.3m)
28.2m 5.2m September 2006
2 N51.76166
E0.47255
N51.76117
E0.47424
TL 70731 09889 125ft
(38m)
31.8m 5.08m September 2006
3 N51.76170
E0.47271
N51.76121
E0.47440
TL 70742 09894 134ft
(40.9m)
7.15m -- September 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.
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